Cuisine: Bakeries, Delis & Desserts
English menu? Yes
Kid’s menu? No
General kid friendliness of menu: Kids will love the heaping waffles and toasts, as well as the shaved ice desserts. Also, each customer is given a different colored plush toy as a placeholder for their order.
Staff: The counter staff is attentive and speaks moderate English, but the servers sometimes need to be prompted for service.
Bathroom: Maan Coffee shares a bathroom with neighboring Ai Jiang Shan on the second floor. The facilities are classy and clean.
Best items for kids: There’s lots to love on the menu, but stay away from the greasy breakfast platters. Instead, try an original Belgian-style waffle (RMB 28) with whipped cream, jam, syrup, and fruit, or share a huge fruit bingsu (or shaved ice) for RMB 48.
Kids’ play area? No, but Si’de Park is a fiveminute walk away.
Seating: Maan Coffee occupies two floors with floor-to-ceiling windows, lots of wood paneling, and stylish vintage armchairs.
Smoking/Non-smoking: Smoking is allowed on the second floor.
Price: RMB 150-200
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Must-order item: Any of Maan Coffee’s heaping waffles or toasts (RMB 28-62), which comes with tons of toppings.
In a nutshell: Maan Coffee is a Korean-run cafe and waffle house popular with both expats and locals. On any given morning, you’ll find a mix of families, retirees, hipsters, and couples enjoying a coffee or a waffle and taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi.
Daily 8am-2am. 9-7 Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District (8457 3470)
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